County News

April 1, 2014

SpendSmart, EatSmart is a great ISU Extension and Outreach program that will provide adults with tips and information on how to eat healthier and spend less money.  

March 27, 2014

ServSafe Training will be Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm. The training will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office in the auditorium. Testing will begin at 4:30pm.  Topics that will be covered include: providing safe food, contamination and food allergens, the safe food handler, flow of food: purchasing, receiving, storage, Flow of food: preparation and service, cleaning and sanitizing, pest management, facilities and equipment, and food safety management systems.
March 25, 2014

Are you 60 or older? Are you interested in Exergaming?

March 20, 2014

Anyone who will complete 8th-12th grade this spring is invited to cash in their tickets to success at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at ISU in Ames on June 24-26!

March 6, 2014

This is a new form that has been created by the Mahaska County 4-H Youth Committee.  Form must be signed by member and parent/guardian once.  You may either sign a paper form or e-sign the document in our webform.  Deadline for new enrollees is May 15, 2014.  Click the clover to find more information.

"Wilbur" by Austin Dykstra
March 3, 2014

All Bucket'o'Junk slots have been filled for 2014.  The finished art pieces will be on display throughout Mahaska County during the month of June and will be judged at the Southern Iowa Fair prior to being auctioned off on Thursday, July 17.  Click "Wilbur" from last year's contest to learn more!

January 20, 2014

If you are:
    thinking about joining 4-H,
    new to 4-H
    are confused about 4-H,
    or all of the above, you should definitely check out this updated Project Guide.

November 9, 2013

Are you trying to figure out how to re-enroll or enroll in 4-H using 4hOnline?
Are you looking for your projects page in your 4hOnline account?
Are you a leader looking for help with Leader Login and Reports in 4hOnline?
Are you a 4-H Family looking for help with logging in for Animal ID?
            Check this out!

schwan's cares
October 24, 2013

If you are a current Schwan's customer, or if you'd like to become a Schwan's customer, you can begin helping Mahaska County 4-H!  Our official campaign is over, but we will continue to raise funds through Schwan's for the next year.  Click the link above to learn more!

October 22, 2013

The OskyBots & The Musco Rovers FIRST Lego Leagues (FLL) are for any youth in 4th-8th grade.  They meet at the Penn Central Mall (former GNC location directly across from US Cellular) in Oskaloosa weekly to gain teamwork, communication, and leadership skills and knowledge in engineering, computers, and Lego Mindstorms Robotics.  The members work with adult and youth volunteer coaches to gain skills needed to build and program their own Lego Robot.  Members do all of the hands-on work and take ownership in their roles.  They learn about gracious professionalism and will compete at regional and/or state events.
We are in need of adult and youth volunteers to assist with FLL.  Help is needed in the research project area.  If you are interested, please let Amy know by calling 641/673-5841 ext. 28 or email

November 19, 2012

If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you!

August 27, 2012

If you're interested in being a 4-H Superintendent or Volunteer Leader, check out this page!

May 2, 2012

How parents handle their divorce affects how well their children will adapt to life with mom and life with dad. This Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines what parents can do to help their children live through divorce.

May 2, 2012

Are you planning to purchase a home?  Would you like to know more about the home buying process?  If so, you should check out A Place of Your Own.

May 1, 2012

Website for the National Center for Home Food Preservation

October 27, 2006

Are you a High School Senior or Current College Student looking for a little extra school funding? Are you a group looking for some funding for a project? Then you're in the right place!

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